An elementary school in Clayton County was locked down Monday afternoon after an incident nearby, authorities said.
Oliver Elementary School was on lockdown starting at 3:15 p.m. for about an hour and a half after a man with a rifle was spotted standing on his property near the school, Clayton County Schools spokeswoman Vicki Gavalas said.
The lockdown was lifted and parents were in the process of picking up their children late Monday afternoon.
George Busbee Parkway, which was closed for a brief period Friday while Cobb police investigated a report of a suspicious package in the area, has reopened.
Late Friday morning, the Cobb bomb squad went to a homeless camp near Town Center at Cobb, where they located the suspicious package, Officer Mike Bowman of the Cobb County Police Department said.
Officials closed George Busbee Parkway at Town Center Drive while investigators “examined what they had,” Bowman said. “Once we determined it was safe, the roadway was opened back up.”
The package was detonated, Bowman said.
A statewide Mattie’s Call was issued Thursday for a man last seen after being discharged from Grady Memorial Hospital. But the man was located safe a few hours later, according to police.
Anthony Kevin Sharpe, 33, was last seen at 4:30 p.m. at the downtown hospital, according to Officer John Chafee with Atlanta police. Sharpe, who has been diagnosed with autism and a diminished mental capacity, left before a caregiver arrived, according to police.
Sharpe was located shortly after 10 p.m., police said.
No further details were released.
A Mattie’s Call alert posted Tuesday for a missing 71-year-old Marietta man was canceled early Wednesday after Wilbert Eugene Hudson was found safe.
Hudson, who was recently diagnosed with dementia, had last been seen at Grady Memorial Hospital about 3:30 p.m. Monday.
He was found at that same location, Officer Kim Jones with the Atlanta Police Department said Wednesday.
Jones said Hudson was admitted to Grady early Wednesday “seeking treatment for back pain.”
A Mattie’s Call issued Tuesday for a missing 50-year-old Atlanta woman has been canceled, police said.
Renita Lynette Taylor, who reportedly has schizophrenia, was located Wednesday morning, according to Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones. Jones did not say where Taylor was found.
Taylor had last been seen around 1 p.m. on Warren Street in southeast Atlanta, according to authorities.
The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Reno Glynn Parks, who is on probation after serving time for a child molestation conviction.
Authorities say Parks moved from his last known address in Gainesville without the knowledge or approval of his probation officer.
Anyone with information on Parks should call the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 344-3535.